Completion of the lawn installation is a major project milestone that now offers a more definitive picture of the project schedule. As of mid-November we are anticipating that the new viewing area will open shortly after the New Year at the same time that the original viewing area closes. Irrigation and grading work will commence in the original viewing area, which will be fenced and closed to the public. This is the same strategy as outlined in a previous update, but with a slight schedule change due to October’s rainstorms that delayed the sod installation.
The remainder of work within the park, which includes pathway and drainage repairs, the additional planting of natives trees and shrubs, and the completion of the new accessible restroom, will occur between now and late January. It is anticipated that the park will open in late winter, with the exception of the original viewing area, which will remain closed for lawn establishment until spring 2017, as shown below.
Please stay tuned for future updates about construction progress at Alamo Square!